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    All new looks are in store if you decide to update both your Pebble app and your Pebble Time/Time Steel/Time Round watches to firmware 4.0. Not only that, but Pebble OS has a new feel, too. Straight from the watchface, you can press up to hit up Pebble Health. You'll get your step stats and more to the right. ...

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    Huami, Xiaomi's lifestyle brand, has made some fairly simple fitness trackers, including one that's been plagued with delays. But maybe a whole new crowdfunded beast can paper over sins of the past. Meet the Amazfit. The case is made from ceramic and houses a 1.34-inch circular display with a 300 x 300 resolution. It's ...

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    The Federal Trade Commission has lost a fight over mobile data throttling against AT&T. This two-year-old case stemmed over the FTC's accusation that the carrier needed to inform the commission before slowing down the data speeds of customers using excessive amounts of it on a grandfathered unlimited plan. The ...

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    Every time you make a payment with your credit card, the bank that issues your card takes a cut of the final bill. If you're into mobile payments, the tech company behind it also asks for a cut of each transaction. These small cut, but single-digit percentages can make a difference in the bottom line. Take RadPad's ...

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    Last year's Chromebook Pixel has now come out of stock from the Google Store. The $1,299 ChromeOS laptop didn't get much word from its maker when it dropped from the sales beat. The second Pixel book ends its run at 17 months and just two months after a job posting surfaced for a "Quality Engineer" for the Chromebook ...

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    If anyone is looking to use the Samsung Exynos 7570 chipset in the near future, they won't need to buy separate modems to work out all of the wireless connections to the phone. That's because all of the radios needed for LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and GLONASS (for GPS) communications are embedded onto the chip. That ...

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    This year's supposed HTC-made Nexus devices, codenamed "Marlin" and "Sailfish," may not have "Nexus" in their names. Sources to Android Central are instead saying that "Google" will be integral to the branding of the phones. Another integral part to the products is that they will feature special and exclusive software ...

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    According to Strategy Analytics, China-based ZTE is currently the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the US and second largest in the no-contract market. That’s clearly thanks to the affordable high-end Axon line first and foremost, though ultra-low-cost prepaid ZMAX and Warp models must have also contributed ...

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    While you may not be used to seeing ordinarily nichey ruggedized gadgets get as much mainstream attention as the recently unveiled Kyocera DuraForce PRO, this muscular 5-incher has a lot more going for it than just a robust, IP68-certified and Military Standard 810G-complying exterior. Following several non-rugged ...

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    Archos may have jumped the gun well ahead of IFA 2016’s official start with a few largely underwhelming low-cost smartphone announcements, but it seems like the French OEM saved the best for last a little closer to the Berlin-hosted trade show. Enter the 55 Diamond Selfie and 50 Saphir handhelds, due out across the ...

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    The Galaxy S7 is still one of the world’s best-selling smartphones, the Note 7 has reportedly gotten off to a tremendous box-office start, with demand far outstripping supply, so it’s only natural we try to preview some of the major upgrades and new technologies the Samsung Galaxy S8 could bring to the table early ...

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    Compact smartphone enthusiasts unwilling to compromise… too much on raw power and other specifications appeared to have at least two solid sub-5-inchers from top-tier OEMs to look forward to this fall, but at the end of the day, the diminutive Sony Xperia X might be left alone on that boat. Originally expected to be ...

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    Sad to hear Huawei isn’t planning any new high-end Mate-series smartphone announcements at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin after all? Fret not, as the world’s third largest handheld vendor maintains it will “defy” our expectations on September 1, most likely taking the wraps off at least three largely ...

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    If you thought the Samsung Z2 looked quite dated, you should probably remind yourself of the Galaxy Folder. Folder — man, that was amazing time. While LG may be letting loose on its Android-based flip phones, Samsung has another Galaxy Folder in the works — model name SM-G1600. A palette of materials revealed the ...

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    What's in a number? The sum of all of its parts? What are those parts, then? In a software release, it's the small things like bugfixes, rewriting menu options, rewriting entire menus. It's also the big things like vulnerabilities that need to be patched yesterday. But if you're planning on regular releases, do we ...

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    Walmart isn't known for its marketplace tendencies, but it does list products from third-party sellers on its site for sale. It's no Amazon, yet every so often, you get a little pleasant surprise or two. No, not always low prices, always. A company named Talkie Tech has listed two- and three-packs of iLLumi-branded ...

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    It seems that the Nexus 5 will remain the smartphone apex of value-for-dollar in Google's standardized Android device lineup. With all of the top-of-the-line specifications and standardized hardware design that have been discussed for both the smaller "Sailfish" and larger "Marlin" devices supposedly to be made by HTC ...

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    Verizon has painted the town a deeper shade of red. 461 cities and towns across the United States, to be precise. It has initiated LTE Advanced service at your nearest major metropolis and many roads that connect them to one another. All of this, Verizon says, without additional cost to the 288 million potential ...

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    We heard some disappointing, but minor-impact news last week as Taiwanese manufacturer HTC had finally put a timeframe to when it would update its latest flagships with Android Nougat. Unfortunately, that target window for the One A9 completely misses the 15-day period promised when the phone had launched back last ...

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    Update: A tipster to us has been able to confirm that the below benchmark result is of an Elite variant of the Nubia Z11. We have updated our source link. Our original story is below. If you've been waiting for a compact car you'd want to buy, maybe keep on waiting until the hoverbike finally comes around. But man, if ...

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    One of the fiercest competitors in the midrange space has to be Blu. This plucky little OEM out of Miami is chalk full of surf, sun, fun, and decent phones. The latest to hit the sandy shores is the Blu Pure XR. We have been testing this phone in the Chicago area on AT&T’s network for ten days, and here is what we ...

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    Instead of simply sending over-the-air Android 6.0 updates to their late 2015-released Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL phones running 5.1 out the box, MetroPCS and T-Mobile appear to have decided to pick up brand new Fierce 4 models. Available at the nation’s leading “Un-carrier” starting “this fall”, and up for ...

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    Today’s crowded global smartphone landscape continues to see many great rivalries unfold, the most captivating of which opposes Apple and Samsung. But a host of smaller OEMs, the vast majority based in China, are having their own interesting battles for fame, often prompting them to copy one another so as not to risk ...

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    Our expectations for Huawei’s pre-IFA product announcement event on Thursday probably need to be taken down a notch or two for them to still be “defied”, with the Nova series likely to fly solo to the capital city of Germany after all. Granted, it was a bit of a stretch to anticipate a (very) early September Mate ...

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    Just seven days in, and we already know quite a lot about which phones should be getting upgraded to Android 7.0 in the relatively near future. It’s not all good news, we’re afraid, as the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and other Snapdragon 800 and 801-powered devices may not be able to fully support Nougat treats. ...

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